Pop diva Clarion Calhoun has packed the house with a celebrity appearance in Bath's Theatre Royal production of I Am a Camera. But within moments of her much-anticipated onstage appearance, she's pulled out of character as she screams and claws at her face. When tainted stage makeup is found to have caused the disfiguring burn, fingers point to her makeup artist. Detective Peter Diamond investigates when the makeup artist is found dead, pushed from a catwalk far above the stage. As Diamond digs deeper, he uncovers rivalries among the cast and crew and is forced to confront his own mysterious and deep-seated phobia to find the killer.
©2011 Peter Lovesey (P)2011 AudioGO
If you enjoy "golden age" style mysteries, this will be right up your alley. The story has twists and turns. I was completely surprised by the solution. I read many of the Peter Diamond novels when they were first published in the 1990's and enjoyed all of them.
I noticed than some reviewers mentioned problems playing this audio book. I listened to them on a four year old Kindle and experienced no difficulties.
Just an old math teacher who likes to listen to books when he can't read them...when walking, driving, grading papers, etc.
Yes, so many characters and a super suprise ending. Peter Lovesey keeps you on edge because you never know which way the plot will turn.
Prebble does an excellent job of bringing Peter Diamond to life. Now when I read Peter Diamond mysteries I hear his voice.
my basic reaction to the end was OMG!!! I didn't see that coming.
The story seemed to drag in many places.
Diamond was the best character.
A follow-up to Stagestruck is not needed unless readers are sleep deprived.
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